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“Difficult but great”

Classic at Madden's
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Owner description: Golfers have the option of playing this award-winning course from 4,883 yards all the way back to 7,109 yards; this makes the game a great test of players' skills.
Sioux Falls
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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Difficult but great”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staff is very attentive. Course if difficult so don't go if you're a beginner. Very lush and well kept course. Bring bug spray but that's true everywhere in Minnesota.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,003 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
“Much too snooty”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lovely early May evening - about 6 PM - stopped in for a twilight round. "No - we are closed for maintenance." No "sorry," no "please come another time."
So I went to Craguns 5 minutes away, where they were very friendly and welcoming. Had a great 9 holes at Craguns. I

Visited May 2013
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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review.

The Classic is Minnesota’s only 5-Star Top 100 golf course, so it is sometimes necessary to close for maintenance so that the course is always in perfect condition. We always schedule our maintenance during times when it is least disruptive to our guests. We apologize that we did not offer Pine Beach East or Pine Beach West as alternatives, as they were available and we should have let you know.

Please know that we have taken your comments very seriously and appreciate your sharing them.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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169 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Make the Putt !!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

18 holes of pure Fun. we stay at the lodge and play the classics for 2 rounds. from the first hole par 5 to the 18th it's all good. i did leave a couple of balls in the woods for the next time i'm up there with my group. if you have not played this golf course, i need too !! make the putt !!

Visited June 2012
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Finlayson, Minnesota
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful in the fall.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a challenging course, and the scenery is spectacular. Great clubhouse with truly special food to top off a day in the sun.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A jewel of a golf course”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Madden's Classic represents the finest 18 of the Madden Resort's 63 holes, and one of the finest I have played in 5 states and 2 provinces.
Visually it is spectacular, with all the autumnal beauty the north woods can muster artfully enhanced by the designers. The fairways are like the greens I have played most places, so soft and smooth that I cringed every time I took a divot. The course is tough but eminently playable, the bunkers groomed and the greens pool table quick.
Take your best game and your camera; you will need both. Even if you don't score well you will leave feeling happy and satisfied.

Visited September 2012
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